Play: Breaker Morant: E4 Udderbelly, Bristo Square, Edinburgh, 2007
Late ‘n’ Live: Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh, 2008
After Hours Comedy: Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh, 2009
Late ‘n’ Live: Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh, 2010
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2017
I first saw Australian stand-up comedian Brendan Burns appear in a play called Breaker Morant at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2007. The play is the true story of a soldier’s court martial for the murder of a German missionary during the Boer War. The cast included fellow comedians Adam Hills, and Alistair Barrie and was directed by Phil Nichol.
Of the times that I have seen Burns live on stage do his stand-up act, his performances were always aggressive, offensive, and controversial. Each performance was delivered at ear-splitting volume and the material was expertly timed, and most importantly opinionated or funny.